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How Long Does it Take?

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    How Long Does it Take?


    I shut my computer down at the end of the day. I switched to Windows 8 exactly 2 months ago. Still every night I go to the bottom left corner with my mouse to shut the thing down, only to find nothing there to do it.

    So, when you switched to Windows 8 how long did it take before you could remember to go to the bottom right to shut down?

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    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    I just push my power button, so....
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I had to Google it the very first time I went to shut down. On my laptop I just push the power button. On my desktop PC I have a shut down shortcut on my taskbar and Start Menu. I never use the Charms bar.
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    windows 8.1 pro x64


    google pokki

    found out bout this for a while. lenovo is going to start using it in there pc's
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ron,

    If you like, you could use the tutorial below to add a Power desktop context menu to make it easier to use shut down and all the other options.

    Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8

    In Windows 8.1, there's an shut down option added to the WIN+X menu.

    (Option Seven)
    Lock, Log off, Restart, Shut Down, Switch User - Windows 8
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